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Fortuner G: New affordable addition to Toyota Pakistan family

Toyota Indus Motors launched a new variant of Fortuner at a lower price but with few features that are not at par with previous variants. Toyota Pakistan has been under criticism recently for increased prices and faulty designs.

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Toyota Indus Motor launched a new variant of its compact SUV Fortuner named Fortuner G – 2.7 liters on 1st January 2020.

The variant is equipped with a 2.7-liter engine mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters. The price of Fortuner G is PKR7,299,000 that is comparatively less than its previous variants.

Currently, Toyota Fortuner is available in two variants in markets-Fortuner 2.7 VVTi (Petrol) PKR 7,999,000/ and Fortuner 2.8 Sigma 4 (Diesel) PKR 8,649,000/. It has been labeled as Urban Icon by the manufacturers.

Some of its features are Smart-Entry with Push Start, Dual Air-conditioner (Front & Rear), Cruise Control, 3rd Row Seats, Safety Airbags and 6-Speed Sequential Transmission with Paddle Shifters.

Fortuner G is regarded as base variants since it is at a lower price and has fewer features than the existing variants.

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For instance, the seat material and door trim of Fortuner G is available in premium brown fabric but it comes in leather seating in the other variants of Fortuner.

The seat adjustment is manual in Toyota Fortuner G and powered in 2.7 VVTi. The headlamps and foglamps of Fortuner G have halogen lamps but 2.7 VVTi has LED headlamps. Auto leveling of headlamps is missing in Fortuner G, unlike the existing variants.

 

Fortuner G has 17-inch alloy rims compared to an 18-inch rim of 2.7 VVTi.

Moreover, Toyota Indus Motors is expected to introduce a new variant of its popular 1.8-liter Altis Grande line-up, named Altis Grande X in Pakistan. The model was earlier released in Taiwan in 2017. The car had a sporty body kit with front and back lip side skirts air vent in the front and a shark fin antenna.

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The reports are circulating that the company may introduce the new model in early 2020. The car will be a new variant of Toyota Corolla Altis CVT -i 1.8. The new model is anticipated to have a slight modification in the design of its front and rear bumpers. Moreover, the addition of X Emblem just below the right backlight in Altis Grande X is different from the other two variants.

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